Use your vote

To the readers of this blog who are eligible to vote in the British General Election, this post is for you! For everyone else apologies, meh, maybe you’ll learn something.

Today is the last day you can register to vote. Register and check eligibility here.

Today is the last chance to make your support, your dissatisfaction and your voice matter. 33.9% of eligible voters failed to vote in the General Election 2015, those votes could have changed the outcome of the election. Don’t ever think that your vote doesn’t count.notthe33

If you are like me, a Brit overseas, and have been out of the UK for under 15 years you are eligible to vote in the General Election. Unfortunately you’ve missed the postal vote deadline, but you can still register and vote by proxy or in person.

Call your council and check that you are registered, even if you voted in the referendum you may need to re-register online to be eligible. Big thanks to the women at Cheshire West and Chester who have dealt with my calls and queries helpfully and quickly.

By Proxy – Someone will vote in your place – The last date you can register for a proxy is Tuesday 30th May. Find out how here.

In Person – Get your arse to your home constituency and vote there – May I suggest a long weekend in GB is in order or just a short hop for the day? Get a cheap deal on Skyscanner (other services are available #notspon) or a lovely chance to use up any air miles you have lying around.

Am I going to tell you who to vote for? no, that is your choice. Am I going to tell you who I’ll be voting for? yes, my constituency is one that could swing away from the Conservatives for the first time in years, and I hope with all my heart that it does. I never thought I’d say that.

Register to vote today #NotThe33

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